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23%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
16%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
31%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHanford/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,052n/a (estimate)1,7832,8432,324
Murder3n/a5.15.76.3
Rape28n/a47.537.440.0
Robbery26n/a44.1123.566.1
Assault196n/a332.3332.8268.2
Violent crime253n/a (estimate)429500370
Burglary113n/a191.6371.9269.8
Theft517n/a876.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft169n/a286.5471.9282.7
Property crime799n/a (estimate)1,3542,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hanford, CA

The Hanford crime rates are 23.3% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 253 violent crimes in Hanford (429 per 100,000 people), which is 16% higher than the national average and there were a total of 799 property crimes (1354 per 100,000 residents) which is 30.7% lower than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Hanford?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Hanford residents. Out of the respondents (20 in total), 25% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Hanford were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 75% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Hanford a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Hanford is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Hanford has an overall crime rate that is 23% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 2.88 daily occurrences, comprising 0.69 violent crimes and 2.19 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Hanford as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Hanford Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Hanford has decreased by 26.9%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Hanford, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 21.2%, while property crime has decreased by 28.6%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Hanford is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hanford

Hanford reports an unemployment rate of 5%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Hanford crime rates.

In Hanford, the cost of living is 8.08% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Hanford, there are 1.39 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Hanford crime map



The Hanford crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hanford as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Hanford crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hanford crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Hanford crime rates are 23% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hanford are 16% higher than the national average
  • In Hanford you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hanford is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hanford has decreased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Hanford (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Hanford, CA per 100,000 people. In Hanford, the total number of daily crimes is 1.59 times less than the California average and 1.30 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Hanford is 1.16 times less than the California average and 1.16 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Hanford has a daily crime rate that is 1.73 times less than the California average and 1.44 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Hanford (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Hanford in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Hanford safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Hanford being safer than 50% of cities in California and 29% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Hanford. In conclusion, Hanford ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hanford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hanford is 1 in 234
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hanford is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hanford is 1 in 57
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Hanford? If you reside in Hanford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 234. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 74 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Hanford, is 1 in 57.

        Year Over Year Crime In Hanford (per 100,000 people)

        An ideal indicator of whether Hanford is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Hanford has decreased by 22% and the rate of property crime in Hanford has decreased by 30%. The total crime rate in Hanford has decreased by 28% year to year.

        Hanford police department

        Item Hanford California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
        There are a total of 76 Hanford police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.6% less than the California average and 57.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        California79,891232266
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Home Garden, CA1,5902811,3151,596
        Stratford, CA7712811,3151,596
        Laton, CA1,9672811,3151,596
        Caruthers, CA2,2453011,4101,711
        London, CA1,5343141,4701,784
        Lemoore, CA25,8674551,5942,048
        Riverdale, CA2,7273771,7672,145
        Hanford, CA57,3394291,3541,783

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        Huntersville, NC57,2881351,2121,348
        Hanford, CA57,3394291,3541,783
        Source: The Hanford, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.